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Thursday, June 24, 2010


I haven't been riding much lately. It's been literally a hundred degrees here in the beautiful South, and frankly, I just haven't had the desire to put on a full-face helmet and real shoes to go somewhere on the scoot. Just thinking about sitting at a stoplight, baking in my helmet, is enough to steer me toward the comfort of my air-conditioned car.

I did go out the other evening, though. I really REALLY needed a break, and I wanted some ice cream.

I admit that I rode in shorts and a short-sleeve t-shirt.

At least I put on sneakers and wore my helmet and gloves. It was only 93 degrees at eight o'clock at night as the sun was setting.

There's something liberating about cruising down the curvy side road on the way to the grocery store, cutting through the thick summer humidity and feeling the breeze cool you.

And then there's the stop at a red light. Bake, bake, bake....green light!


Don't think about how awful the road rash would be if the unthinkable happened and you succumbed to a low-side fall.

Don't think about falling at all.

Just go.


  1. Jeremy had a friend who was riding his motorcycle on a hot day. He decided to take his jacket off and strap it to the back of his bike. About 10 minutes later he hit a patch of gravel in a curve and put his bike down. His whole shoulder was full of gravel.

    But yeah, baking in this heat, it's hard to get all geared up. I see folks in all their gear on the road these days and think they must be cooking in there!

  2. Christine:

    Tisk, tisk . . . look into some mesh pants and jacket at least. Once you are moving it feels like you have nothing on.

    Wet Coast Scootin

  3. This is so cool. And to think you got icecream at the end of it! Thanks for the wishes :-)